Challenge from RobertHatfield

Double Fischer Random
'Leisure' (30 days + 3 days/move, max 60 days)
This game is being played under Double Fischer Random rules. Click the 'info' tab for more information.
1. d4 g5
Clock started on 3/8/2018
2. Nb3 b6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 e5 5. d5 Qg6 6. Be2 Bf6 7. Bd2 Nc7 8. O-O-O Bb7 9. dxc6 Bxc6 10. Bd3 g4 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. exd5 e4 13. Bxe4 Qh5 14. dxc6 dxc6 15. Qe1 O-O 16. f3 Rfe8 17. Qf2 c5 18. h3 Qe5 19. Bc3 Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Bg5+ 21. Kb1 Qc7 22. hxg4 Qf4 23. g3 Qc7 24. Qh2 h6 25. Bf5 Nc6 26. f4 Rd8 27. Rxd8+ Qxd8 28. fxg5 Qxg5 29. Bd2 Qg7 30. Qxh6 Kf8 31. Qxg7+ Kxg7 32. Bc3+ Kh6 33. Kc1 Nb4 34. Bxb4 cxb4 35. Kd2 a5 36. Nd4 a4 37. Kd3 Kg5 38. Kc4
White win

Pieces are set up according to Chess960 rules, however unlike Fischer Random Chess, black and white have different starting positions.

1. Rules of the game

All Chess960 rules are in place, with one exception: black initial setup does not mirror white, it is independently randomly selected. Castling is allowed and works as in Chess960.

Because the initial position may give a significant advantage to one player, it is suggested that you play parallel games with colours reversed (you can select this option on the 'challenge' page).

Example initial position (one of ... plenty):



2. Hints

As it was already told, the initial position may give significant advantage to some player. For example while stronger player easily won this game being black, he had to work hard to secure draw in this one with white - surely in this setup black has more active and aggressive pieces.

Most of the advice shown on Chess960 page is valid, but one must be twice as careful, considering the fact that the pieces are assymetrically placed and both players have different problems and different opportunities.


3. Example games and maneouvres

Bishop steals the pawn - bishop capture looks suicidal at the first sight, but Qxc4 fails to cxd4. Interesting use of the rook initially placed on the c file.

Activate your pieces - white temporarily sacrifices the queen for two minors, to crush the opponent thanks to beautifully coordinated pieces.

More links to instructive/interesting Double Fischer Random games played on SchemingMind are welcome

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